• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ruinate Involved in ruin; ruined. "My brother Edward lives in pomp and state,
      I in a mansion here all ruinate ."
    • Ruinate To cause to fall; to cast down. "On the other side they saw that perilous rock
      Threatening itself on them to ruinate ."
    • Ruinate To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin. "I will not ruinate my father's house.""Ruinating thereby the health of their bodies."
    • v. i Ruinate To fall; to tumble.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ruinate To hurl violently down; thrust or drive headlong.
    • ruinate To bring to ruin; overthrow; undo.
    • ruinate To fall; be overthrown; go to ruin.
    • ruinate Brought to ruin; ruined; in ruins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ruinate (Shak.) to ruin, to destroy: to demolish: to reduce to poverty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. ruinatus, p. p. of ruinare, to ruin. See Ruin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. ruinaruĕre, to tumble down.


In literature:

It's ruinated now past redimption.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
A man may be bald-headed, and it's genteel; but to be barefooted, it's ruination.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Losh keep us all, what a spectacle of wreck and ruination!
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
The house, save for the actual fabric of it, had become rather dilapidated and ruinate.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Ma thought going on the stage would be my ruination.
"The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883" by George W. Peck
I'm ruinated anyhow, and you ought to take some pity on me.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
And really six months of non-practice would be ruination.
"Letters of a Dakota Divorcee" by Jane Burr
Lack of practical character is our ruination.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
It's enough to know that you pulled us out of ruination.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The counthry is ruinated intirely, an' so it is.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

In poetry:

For what is Beauty, but a fading Flower?
Or what is Pleasure, but the Devils bait,
Whereby he catcheth whom he would devour,
And multitudes of Souls doth ruinate?
"Vanity of Vanities" by Michael Wigglesworth

In news:

Stone Ruination IPA, the first full-time brewed and bottled Double IPA on the planet, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this June.
Stone Ruination , named for its habit of ruining your palette, is turning 10, and to celebrate, Stone is releasing a special version of this beer.
Town Mountain preforming " Ruination Line" at WDVX.
Town Mountain preforming " Ruination Line" at WDVX's Blue Plate Special.
John Cassidy, Joe Nocera, and others trace our economic ruination.
The Wikileaked embassy cables have been viewed as either the foreign policy equivalent of TMZ or as the ruination of the entire international system.